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Downtown Quebec City
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73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada
+1 418-692-1299
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great little bistro in the heart of lower town that we discovered thanks to trip advisor reviews. Great food and service and imaginative use of local ingredients in creative dishes served in decent portions accompanied by a good wine list

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Wolfville, Canada
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657 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is an interesting bistro-style restaurant in the lower level of Old Quebec, and not that large so it gets very noisy when busy. I was with a group that contributed to the noise level as we were 15 people, that being said the restaurant accommodated us well and the service was very good. I had a goat cheese and... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a very nice version of a French bistro, located in Basse-ville (Lower Town). We had a group of five and everyone was satisfied with their selection. While they have many of the bistro classics that you would find throughout Quebec City, they add unusual twists that make the appetizers and entrees more interesting. Good wine list with some... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2015

The staff was very friendly and professional. The food was great (duck confit). Prices are quite reasonable--really good value for money

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Solvang, California
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2015

On a cold and rainy nigh, this hit the spot. It was unseasonably cold in Quebec City for early june, so we were fortunate to find a great reasaurant close by. The atmosphere, service and food were very good. I had an interesting take on paella, where they used pafppardelle noodles insead of rice. Nice touch. We also had some... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Boy oh boy where do I start. I must say, I didn't look at any reviews of this place beforehand (my mistake), but I am truly surprised at all the glowing reviews here. I had a lunch that was half the total price of what I paid here, gave me more food and was much better experience overall (check out... More 

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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2015

We ate lunch inside. Outside tables available. As far as I could tell, we were the only patrons who were not local. The staff greeted most people by name as they came in. Service great: friendly and efficient. Fixed-price lunch menu: appetizer/soup, main, dessert, coffee. All superb. House red wine excellent. Call ahead to reserve a table by the window.

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Hillerod, Denmark
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211 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Good food. Good company and a fantastic wine. The friendly staff was very forthcoming in offering an additional glass of wine as compensation for the delay in the kitchen

Thank Finn K
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

On a busy Saturday night we visited without a booking. Having already been turned away by other restaurants the staff at L'Echaude were very welcoming. What a pleasure to be served by a waiter who had a passion for the food he was serving and his personal recommendation for both food and wine were spot on to our taste. The... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

To the surprise of our server and the restaurant staff, my wife and I came here after 9 pm not for food but mainly for desert and tea. Note we also asked for some of their complimentary bread (we weren't happy with our dinner). My wife and I ordered 2 deserts - a creme Brule (very good) and the restaurant's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-1299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?